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The truth about artificial sweeteners

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Written by Mariia Roza on June 10, 2021

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Nowadays, there are many alternatives to sugar, but the question many people ask is whether they're safe and healthy?

Some common sugar alternatives

  • acesulfame K
  • aspartame
  • saccharin
  • sorbitol
  • sucralose
  • stevia
  • xylitol
  • erythritol

The first thing to do is dispel the myth that these sweeteners cause cancer. Many studies, including the one by the US National Cancer Institute, have concluded that artificial sweeteners do not cause cancer. 

Sweeteners are safe but are they beneficial to your health?

For many people, like diabetics or those with a too strong response to sugar, sweeteners are the only way to have deserts. Some studies show that sweeteners can increase the appetite, however, there's no conclusive evidence that this phenomenon is linked solely to them. The general rule of portion sizes works both for sugary snacks and chocolates with artificial sweeteners. So, whatever you chose as a desert, practice moderation.


Trustworthy research demonstrates that sweeteners are healthier and safer than sugar. What’s more, their daily limit is large so it would be hard to overeat them. Sweeteners are a great way to cut back on sugar, especially if you have insulin response issues. Make sure that you don’t exceed the limit to avoid flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, and dizziness.

Our meal plans consider the daily amount of sweeteners and sugar recommended by the FDA. What is more, they are also personalized and take your dietary restrictions and needs into account.